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Lawson, Sybil and I are staying at my parents for a few weeks before we officially relocate to LA. I’ve turned into a complete kid again. I haven’t made a meal or done laundry all week. I did alphabetize the spice rack though…(and yes, I loved doing it.)
We braved a trip to the Mall of America on Tuesday. It definitely was a lot to ask of the kids to come along. We survived with lots of thanks to my mom and a little refueling at Shake Shack!
What are you up to this weekend? Jim is flying in later today. After 10 days apart, we’re excited to see him. I’m pretty sure he’s just as excited to see us…well mostly Lawson and Sybil. My cousin is getting married tomorrow. It’s Sybil’s first time as a wedding guest. She’s been planning her outfit for months. :)
Make the most of the last few weekends this summer. It’s almost time for fall leaves and football!
I ran 4x in five days. There are days when running seems so hard and then there are the days when I love it. I’m definitely on a loving it kick right now.
Poor Sybil has a fever. She doesn’t seem to have any other symptoms. Maybe it’s roseola?
FINDS OF THE WEEK:
In my search for an outfit for my cousin’s wedding this weekend, I found this white skirt (on sale for $23!) and tie-shoulder top. I’m going to tuck the top into the skirt, but it also looks really cute worn with white skinny jeans or shorts. The shirt is also available at Nordstrom. I always look there since they have free shipping and returns! It does run a bit tight across the chest. For reference, I normally wear 00 and kept size 0 in this shirt.
We did it! Somehow we managed to pack all of our stuff and get it in the storage boxes for the trek to California. It took a village to make it happen. Not because we have too much stuff, but trying to pack with two kids is a challenge. We thought we’d done so well donating and selling stuff, but we were both shocked at how much stuff we still had left. So much stuff we don’t need. If you’re purging soon, my advice is to get rid of more than you think!
Sybil has shown less and less interest in breastfeeding over the past month. Yesterday I eliminated one of her nursing sessions. I never thought I’d nurse her as long as I have. I’m ready to start weaning her and plan to take it gradually over the next several weeks.
I’m still in search of an outfit for my cousin’s wedding next weekend. Dresses and skirts are not my friends lately. It’s been a struggle to find something I feel and look good in. We’re kicking off the weekend with a trip to the mall to find something. Fingers crossed I have some luck!
My brother is heading to my parents to stay with us for the weekend. I’m excited to see him and have an extra couple of hands to help with Lawson and Sybil. Now that Sybil can crawl, she’s always at my feet and holding on to my legs to stand up. It’s like we’re attached, especially at the end of the day. And sometimes I just want to stand without a kid grabbing at me. Any other mothers relate?!
I can’t believe it’s August already. Have a great weekend, there aren’t too many left this summer!
Even though I didn’t follow all of my 10 tips for flying with a toddler and baby, I survived my first solo flight! Lawson and Sybil did great, especially considering the time of day (afternoon flight, which meant no nap for Lawson and a short one for Sybil). Other than a flight attendant intent on enforcing a policy I’d never heard of requiring headphones or the iPad on mute, I consider the flight a huge success. Side note: if you’re a flight attendant and see a parent traveling solo with an almost 1 year old and just over 2 year old and neither child is crying, leave them alone.
My low point of the week was probably crying on the flight after my encounter with the flight attendant. It wasn’t that big of a deal, but I had so many emotions about moving out of our house earlier that day and traveling by myself that I was a bit of a wreck.
FIND OF THE WEEK:
The last day of the Nordstrom anniversary sale is Sunday. I’ve ordered a few more items that keep coming in and out of stock, including this Madewell peplum shirt that I really like with a pair of skinnies and my go to loafers.
Hello, hello Friday, it’s good to see you again! Wow, this single parenting gig is tough. Thank goodness Jim comes home on the weekends. Add in packing for a move and my days are FULL! Lawson and Sybil have been great though. We’ve had a good mix of getting out of the house and other time when they play together so I can get a box packed here and there.
Last week I met a friend for drinks. I hadn’t seen her one on one in quite a while. After telling her how hard the past year has been for me, she gave me two pieces of advice. One was to start working out. The other was to find something of my own when we move to LA (yoga class, mom friends, etc.). Even when you already know what you should do, having someone give you that extra nudge is so, so helpful.
On that note, I started doing the T25 workouts again. It’s only been 3 days, but I love it. The time commitment is perfect for me right now (25 minutes, hence the name). Some days I get up early to do it and other days Lawson and Sybil play around me. It’s made such a difference in my mood. It’s a good reminder that working out truly keeps a person sane.
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make the most of it. It’s the last one in July. How is that even possible?!!
A couple of goodbye lunches at some of my favorite Phoenix spots.
As far as low points go, it’s pretty minor but my laptop power cord died the other day. The thought of going into the Apple Store with Lawson and Sybil was more than I could handle. Amazon Prime to the rescue! Still, it was $80 I didn’t want to spend right now.
FIND OF THE WEEK:
My favorite Nike sneakers are on sale! During the purge for our move, they were the only pair of sneakers that made the cut (other than my running shoes). There’s also a really similar version on the Nordstrom anniversary sale for $90. Speaking of anniversary sale, I updated my Shop page with some new favorites from the sale. Last, it almost pains me to type this but the Stuart Weitzman Highland boots I got for my birthday last year are 40% off. They are expensive even on sale, but if you ever considered getting them do it now! Whenever I put them on, I instantly feel like a sexier version of myself. :)
Happy Friday indeed! This week has been a mix of high and low. On one hand, Lawson and Sybil have been pretty great. On the other, I have a cold. Jim’s been in LA for school orientation so I had three days of single parenting. He comes home this morning and we are all so excited to see him!
Tomorrow I’m doing a little tour of Phoenix with my girlfriend. I’m excited to visit some of my favorite places. There’s a chance I cry before the day is done. It still seems surreal that we move in 11 days.
My brother and his friend are in the running to be on a billboard in Minneapolis! To help them win, go to this Facebook page, select the first photo of two nerds in bright yellow gear and then “like” the photo. I always knew my brother was destined for great things!
One morning I told Lawson that I wasn’t feeling well and my throat hurt. That night as we were saying goodnight he leaned in to give me a hug and then kissed my throat. It’s moments like those that make me believe I’m doing something right to raise a kind and sensitive son.
My low point was really easy to pick…definitely getting sick. Who gets a cold in the summer anyway?? It seems every 12 hours I feel like I’m getting better only to feel worse 12 hours later. Maybe I can finally kick it this weekend.
FINDS OF THE WEEK:
It probably comes as no surprise that my finds of the week all come from the Nordstrom anniversary sale. All the stuff I ordered last week came yesterday. I’ve tried on everything I got and settled on my top 5 items. I should get extra points since there’s something for Jim and Lawson too. :)
Leopard Slide Loafer (order 1/2 size up)
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